The EACQC cordially invites community members to meet The Eco Arts Council Founder and Director, Glorie Iaccarino, meet current team members and mingle with Eco-Friendly conscientious community members. The EACQC’s mission is to build awareness and knowledge about the field of environmental arts and how engagement can intersect with community building and environmental activism. The Eco Arts Council of the Quad Cities was created to support Art, Advocacy, Education, and Environment. It supports the promotion of Nature and a natural living lifestyle; addressing environmental issues, and using Art as a gateway to draw awareness to and celebrate our place on Earth, our home, and our relationship to it.
On Monday, November 12th from 6:30 to 7:30 pm at Greatest Grains in Davenport, Iowa, guests will have the opportunity to learn of current initiatives and programs and to purchase healthy and wholesome food and drinks provided by Greatest Grains. This is a great opportunity to gather with dedicated people who wish to serve in positive community building initiatives and learn a little more about the specific projects and people of the EACQC committed to making the Quad Cities a more Eco-friendly place to live and do business. “The EACQC promotes ‘Creative Collaborative Networking’ and values creativity as a new currency and driving force to accomplishing successful grassroots initiatives in a challenging economy”, says Ms. Iaccarino.
The recent Papergirl project, part of an “Art of Giving” global movement was initiated by Ms. Iaccarino and brought to the Quad Cities sponsored by the EACQC and the Figge Museum and will return next July in 2013. Artistic participation, exhibit and volunteer opportunities will be discussed. The EACQC recently advocated for an East Moline proclamation in support of National Public Lands Day, September 29th and EACQC will offer event and volunteer opportunities for that initiative, as well. Other topics and team building recruitment will include categories of Urban Garden Landscaping, Edible Schoolyards, Eco Art Children’s Workshops through a GREENing Schools Program and Eco-Artist opportunities with the EcoArt Salons. The Eco Arts Council’s first EcoArts Salon featured local artist, Meghan Hollister in an outdoor presentation along the Mississippi River in Port Byron and will be on hand to share about her work and salon experience.
If you would like more information about this topic or to schedule an interview with Ms. Iaccarino, call her at (816) 825-9849 or Ecoartscouncilqc@aol.com